Pinwheel Summer Wreath

Summer Wreath  The Casual Craftlete

Summer is almost here!.  So, it’s time to start thinking about decorating!  I have a simple step by step tutorial on how to make this lovely Summer Wreath.  I love how fun and whimsical this wreath is.  The fabric and scrapbook papers are in soft pastel colors, perfect for the sunny summer weather.  This wreath will bring cheer and brightness to any door.


  • Foam wreath form
  • Fabric
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun
  • Ribbon (I used 3 different kinds)
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Stickers
  • Paper cutter
  • Push pins
  • Adhesive tape


Summer wreath using fabric

First I started with half a yard of fabric.  Then I cut the fabric into 2 inch pieces.  Take one piece of fabric and glue the end down onto the back of the wreath.  Then wrap the fabric around the wreath and glue down that end.  Continue to do this step until the wreath is completely covered.  *I had about 8 pieces of fabric left over.

How to make a pinwheel

Next I made pinwheels.

  1. Cut your scrapbook paper into an even square.  I made one that was 6 inches by 6 inches, a second that was 4 inches by 4 inches, then two more that were 3″ x 3″ and 2″ x 2″.
  2.  Starting at the edge of each corner, cut a diagonal line close to the center of the square.  *Do NOT cut to the center completely!
  3.  Take one point of the corner and place the point to the center of the square.  Alternate every other corner.
  4.  Use a push pin and poke through all four points of the paper.  Then secure the back with the pin.

Make a banner using paper and pom pom ribbon

I made a banner for the wreath using scrapbook paper and a pom pom ribbon.

  1.   I cut six pendents using a 2″ punch.  Then I placed letter stickers onto the pendents to spell the word “summer”.
  2.   Using an adhesive tape runner, I place the tape on the front top of the pendents.  Then adhered them to the back of the pom pom ribbon so the pom poms would  lay on top of the banner.

Summer Wreath Banner

I hot glued the pom pom ribbon to the back of the wreath.  I also used the hot glue gun to glue the pinwheels to the fabric covered wreath.

Pinwheel Summer Wreath 2

Then wrapped two different pieces of ribbon to the top of the wreath to hang it up with.

Summer Wreath

Pinwheel Summer Wreath


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  1. says

    It’s beautiful; your crafts are always amazing though! I’m pinning this to my wreath board right now.

    If you have a minute to spare I would be thrilled if you could share this post at my weekly Say G’Day link up. It’s on now and this would be a fabulous addition.

    Best wishes for a great week,
    Natasha in Oz

  2. says

    Hi Katie,

    This is beautiful. The bunting is so cute and love all the colors you’ve used in this project.

    I am also having a party – Pin It Monday Hop. If you get the chance, please drop by and share your creations. Hope to see you there.


  3. says

    Thanks so much for the inspiration! I have a half-finished wreath that really needed something big on it. I think a beautiful pinwheel will fit the bill. Plus I love pinwheels! I’m still a kid at heart.
    I found you on Link Party Palooza.

  4. says

    Thanks for linking to Create Link Inspire at The Crafty Blog Stalker. You have been featured and pinned! Thank you for sharing.

  5. says

    Katie, your wreath is gorgeous! So summery and fun! Thanks for sharing at The Creative Exchange! I featured your wreath today! xo, Laura

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